Vol. 2  No. 2  Spring 2005


C.B. ANDERSON began writing poems less than two years ago, at age 54. His
work has appeared in The Lyric, Iambs & Trochees, Sahara, The Chaffin Journal,
Romantics Quarterly and other journals. For twenty years he has been the
gardener for the PBS television series, The Victory Garden.

PETER AUSTIN lives in Toronto, with his wife, 3 daughters and too many pets,
where he teaches English at Seneca College. In his spare time, he writes poetry
and plays.

GUY BELLERANTI creates fiction, poetry and puzzles from the hell heat of
southern Arizona. His work has appeared in many publications, including The
Eternal Night, Futures Mysterious Anthology, The Saturday Evening Post and
Dana Literary Society and Capper’s. His homepage on the web is: http://www.

Born where vampires are rumored to exist, C. M. CLIFTON lives among the
bayous where mosquitoes can be saddled, and Spanish moss droops from oak
trees. From the cypress swamps of Louisiana, she enjoys reading and writing
speculative and crime fiction. Her first short story to appear in print can be read
in The Best of AstoundingTales.Com, Vol. 1. She invites you to visit her at http:

LEE EVANS was born in 1950 in Annapolis, Maryland, and has resided in that
state all his life. He has been married for twenty one years, and is employed at
the Maryland State Archives. Besides the writing of poetry, his interests include
the American Transcendentalists, the English Romantics, philosophy and Eastern
Religion. He has had poems published in Romantics Quarterly, Blind Man's
Rainbow, Lucid Moon and on the Poetseers and Ellopos web sites. The Maryland
State Archives has published several of his poems in its monthly newsletter, The
Archivist's Bulldog.

MICHAEL FANTINA has had dozens of poems published over the past two
decades both here in the US and in the UK. His verse has appeared in The Lyric,
Candelabrum, Romantics Quarterly, The Book of Eibon and many others.

JOHN HAYES is a playwright and actor. His stage performance as Jonathan
Brewster in Arsenic and Old Lace was one of his favorite roles. John appeared on
Homicide as a scurvy looking corpse. Dead Blue Eyes, Penny Dreadful, Flesh and
Blood, BareBone, Blood Lust, Baltimore Review and others have published his
bloody work.

LELAND JAMIESON (East Hampton, CT) has gathered a number of his published
formal poems under the title Needles in a Pinewood at www.geocities.
com/lelandjamieson. He has recent or forthcoming work in Bellowing Ark, Blue
Unicorn, Neovictorian /Cochlea and Raintown Review.

M.L. MCCARTHY is a formalist poet who was born in Liverpool. He comes from an
Irish immigrant family. He read Latin at Liverpool, lived by doing various manual
jobs for about ten years, and then became a back-room journalist. He is the
editor of Candelabrum (f. 1970), Britain's longest established formalist fringe
poetry magazine. His interests include English, French, Latin and German
literature, theatre, cinema, classical music, fell-walking and animals' rights.

LEE SLONIMSKY'S poems have been published or are forthcoming in Blue
Unicorn, Connecticut Review, Iambs & Trochees, The Lyric, The New York Times,
Phi Kappa Phi Forum and Poetry New York, and have received three Pushcart
Prize nominations, most recently by the poet Daniel Hoffman. His first collection,
Talk Between Leaf and Skin, was published in 2002 by SRLR PRESS of Austin,
Texas, and a second collection, Money and Light, is forthcoming from the same
press late next year. He is the manager of a hedge fund, Ocean Partners LP, and
also teaches poetry writing at The Writer's Voice of the West Side Y in Manhattan.

BAMBIE STARR is a twenty-year-old Michigan native. She began writing poetry at
the age of eight. In her spare time, she also enjoys writing short fiction. Her work
has previously appeared in two vanity anthologies. In December she launched a
new literary website and is welcoming submissions at: www.geocities.
com/bambiestarr. Currently, Bambie Starr lives in Michigan with her parents and
two cats.

FRANCINE L. TREVENS has been writing--and selling--poetry for over 50 years.
Most recently her poems have appeared in Futures, Bibliophilos, Dovetail,
Sensations and online at Dana Literary. She is a native New Yorker who suffered
transplantation to “Messy Choose-its” in her childhood and didn't blossom again
until her return to New York. Having developed an appreciation of history, she
can now call her adoptive state Massachusetts, and even like parts of it. But her
nature, temperament and interests are as much a part of NYC as the throb of its
subways. After years as a theatre critic, director, publicist and playwright, she
has “retired” to write poems and stories.

WILLIAM WALDEN worked in the editorial department of The New Yorker for
many years, and left it to free-lance. He has lived all his life in New York City,
except for a 2 1/2-year stint in the Army and a 7-year residence on Long Island,
from both of which he has fully recovered.

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